I got all of this for $5!!!! I was super excited to go fabric shopping with Mena while I was in San Francisco. If you follow Mena's blog, you know she always finds super amazing fabric (often vintage) and sewing notion deals.
Our first stop (and the source of all the booty above) was Scrap. Scrap is an AMAZING space. It's in an old warehouse building and doesn't look like much from the outside but you walk in and lo-and-behold it is a crafter's haven! There are literally bins of zippers for 5 cents, two large filing cabinets full of patterns for a quarter, row upon row of fabric scraps and a whole aisle of buttons and notions!!
What's even better? Scrap is a non-profit organisation or what they call a 'creative reuse centre and materials depot'. It's been around since 1976 and it relies on donations of re-usable materials (often 'scraps' or in bulk) and diverts them from landfills into classrooms and to home seamstresses like me :)
I highly recommend visiting scraps if you are ever in the bay area. It is amazing. I wish we had something like that in Scotland!!
Next up on the shopping tour was Stonemountain and Daughter fabric store. I remembered reading about this fabric store on Mena's blog and it was lovely to visit them. They have a great range of reproduction cotton prints, a lovely collection of wool crepes and tons of colour cottons.
I credit Mena with finding this lovely fabric! I walked away with 4.5 yards enough for a dress or separates and a dress. I am planning to make something from it for our upcoming picnic in New York City at the end of the month! Isn't it lovely??
Stay tuned tomorrow for more of my fabric shopping adventures! It was so much fun to hang out with Mena and to go to some of her favourite places!